God has a good plan for you.. You have a high calling…
For if by the one man’s offence death reigned through the one, much more those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.) Romans 5:17 (NKJV)
The first man was Adam, created by the hand of God. Then God personally breathed His own breath into the first man and he became alive with the breath of God. Adam was created clean and good, in the image and likeness of God Himself.
God is wise and good. Adam was wise and good.
God is love. Adam loved God.
The God who rules eternity made Adam and Eve the rulers of this earth.
Every evening Adam walked and talked with God in the garden of Eden, in the lovely twilight. They were best friends. God commanded Adam and Eve to be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth with the goodness of God.
There was to be a balance in Adam’s life. He was to live close to God and follow God’s instructions but these instructions included the responsibility to think for himself and make decisions.
The first job that God gave Adam to do was to name all the animals. Whatever word Adam invented for each animal became the word used by God himself.
Out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the sky, and brought them to the man to see what he would call them; and whatever the man called a living creature, that was its name. Genesis 2:19-20 (NASB95)
In obedience to God, Adam made the first free decisions in human history. But God also gave Adam and Eve another choice, to obey or disobey their loving creator. Why? Because God is free to make choices.
Adam and Eve were created in the image of God, so they must also have the freedom to make choices, including the decision to obey or disobey God. We still have that decision to make every hour and minute by minute.
The LORD God commanded the man, saying, “From any tree of the garden you may eat freely; but from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat from it you will surely die.” Genesis 2:16-17 (NASB95)
Then Satan, the former chief angel, appeared as a snake to Eve and deceived her.
Satan deceived Eve in the same way he deceives men and women today. He questioned the interpretation of the words of God.
Genesis 3:1-4 (NASB95)
1 Now the serpent was more crafty than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said to the woman, “Indeed, has God said, ‘You shall not eat from any tree of the garden’?”
2 The woman said to the serpent, “From the fruit of the trees of the garden we may eat;
3 but from the fruit of the tree which is in the middle of the garden, God has said, ‘You shall not eat from it or touch it, or you will die.’ “
4 The serpent said to the woman, “You surely will not die!
So Satan’s demons still whisper in our ears.
“It is not really that bad. A man needs sex after all.”
“God says you are called but do you really think you can do it?”
“The bible says Jesus is your healer but look at all the people who pray and are still sick.”
“The bible says give and God will supply your need but you really can’t afford to give.”
“The bible says you are a priest of God through the blood of Jesus and the Spirit of God living in every believer but aren’t you just an ordinary sinful Christian?”
“The Bible says your prayers can save your children but look how bad they are and you know it’s your fault because you were a bad parent.”
You may not be called to be a platform preacher but you are so loved by God and He has amazing plans for you. Trust Him!
You might be like Mary Magdalene who was delivered from demon possession and was appointed the first witness of the resurrection of Jesus from the dead.